Moussa Sène Absa began his career in cinema by writing the screenplay for THE CHILDREN OF GOD, then the short film LE PRIX DU MEN-SONGE, that won a prize in Carthage in 1988. In 1991, he made a feature film in 16mm KEN BU-GUL and several short films, including JAARAA-MA. The following year, he directed the feature film ÇA TWISTE À POPONGUINE, that won sev-eral international awards.
In 1994, he signed a short film YALLA YAANA and, in 1996, TABLEAU FERRAILLE, a feature film in 35mm that won several awards, including the best picture (due to Bertrand Chatry) at FESPACO 1997. In 2002, he directed MADAME BROUETTE, who brought the Silver Bear to the Berlinale. His two last features, TERANGA BLUES was pre-sented in competition of FESPACO in 2007, and YOOLE in 2013.